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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 30, 2010 11:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter

" We're not drawn to the band because of some snappy lyrics - that's just a side benefit - what brings us back time and again is the interplay between a bunch of talented musicians. "

i disagree to an extent Rob. Don't get me wrong, I know where the magic lies, but I'm not one of those it HAS to be a jam type. One of the things that keeps drawing me back is also the lyrical interplay as well as the musical. I'm one of those who despise being made fun of with bad lyrics I could write.

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Poster: Hal R Date: Mar 30, 2010 8:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter

I think there is a quite a bit of magic in those Hunter/Garcia compostions and they live beyond just the form of the interplay of the Band. There have been so many covers of these songs and tribute albums. These are Great songs period and one of the best if not the best songwriting teams in my lifetime (54 years). Do you agree with this or not? Come on folks.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Mar 31, 2010 11:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter

And even in jams the lyrics tie things together with points of reference in the jams to other songs and to moods that the lyrics evoke.

Apart from that setlists had a definite effect on my mood at shows.

This post was modified by spacedface on 2010-03-31 18:26:47

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 30, 2010 1:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter

I actually agree with you to a large extent. If the Dead had been a purely instrumental band I doubt I'd still be listening to them as much as I do. Definitely, there would be a lot lost if the passages of improvisation didn't eventually lead back into a song that made you leap up punch the air and start singing along. Nonetheless, I'll stand by my point that I'm drawn more to the quality of the performance than the words being performed.

Oh yeah, bad lyrics. There's a stream that'll never run dry.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 30, 2010 1:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter

" Oh yeah, bad lyrics. There's a stream that'll never run dry. "

for some reason Foreigner always tops that list for me.

" I'm hot blooded check it and see, got a fever of 103"

come on! my kid has made up way better songs than that

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 30, 2010 2:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter

More "70s Butt Rock"

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 30, 2010 2:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter

"I look at the floor, and I see it needs sweeping.
Still my guitar gently weeps."

Genius or jackass?

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Poster: cush212 Date: Mar 30, 2010 2:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter

Only if you can make it rhyme with "orange"!!!

Yes, I'm still lurking about... Not much to say lately, but feel it my civic duty to keep an eye on you rabblerousers!

;)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 30, 2010 2:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter

Orange you glad we still we remember you?

Hiya Jon!

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Poster: cush212 Date: Mar 30, 2010 2:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter

Hello to you my friend!

"Orange you glad we still we remember you?"

Worth two "nyucks" out of three!!!

Was my hometown here in CA though... But I guess most of those files are public record now...

:)

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 30, 2010 2:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter

oh come on, that's your poster child for shit lyrics? I took it as one example of depression, seeing something that needs to be done and not caring

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 30, 2010 2:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter

Hey read the whole post before you give me the old 'come on'. Note I said 'genius or jackass' not 'jackass' - point being that there can be a fine line between a great lyric and a grisly one. Your interpretive skills are sound, oh man of the North. Are we cool?

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Poster: vapors Date: Mar 30, 2010 2:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter

Well said about that fine line.
Do you think it would be fair to include the previous line – “I look at you all see the love there that’s sleeping” ? That helps me a bit; after all it is a good rhyme. By no means do I wish to get into a lyric debate regarding this song, which regardless of how the words fall does include some great guitar work. It is George’s vocal delivery that really make his songs work for me. Genius, I can’t say… but never a jackass. I’m hoping we agree?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 30, 2010 2:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter

Well said you too regarding the vocal delivery. Got to remember that these are songs, meant to be sung, not poems that stand alone. An ordinary lyric can be elevated into something special by the right musical accompaniment. Are we in agreement? I'd say done deal, Dan!

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Poster: cush212 Date: Mar 30, 2010 2:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter

{{{{{Group Hug}}}}} time?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 30, 2010 2:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter

hey - don't come on like rbnw - you'll give me nightmares!

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Poster: cush212 Date: Mar 30, 2010 2:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter

Is my purpose in life to give nightmares! Just ask any of the women I've gone out with!!!

Now that's a three nyucker!!!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 30, 2010 2:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter

of course we're cool Rob

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 30, 2010 3:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter

Yeah, I knew it. We're old school.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 30, 2010 3:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter

yep